Will You Make This Cool Mask With Cucumber For Hair Growth? I Just Did!
Do you know that dehydrated hair follicles block hair growth? Do you suffer from dry scalp and sensitive hair roots? I know exactly how you feel! If your scalp is dry it can lead to hair breakage, thinning and even hair loss! So don’t hesitate and use this mask with cucumber for hair growth!
You could pick just one reason for your suffering, but dry scalp is usually a combination of factors. Some of them are: season change, high or low temperature, pollution, poor diet, bad choice of hair products, stress, medication or health issues.
A few days ago I felt my hair roots so sensitive and my scalp too dry!
I guess this annoying feeling made me wanna touch my hair roots and twirl them all the time just to find relief from the pain. In addition, my scalp felt tight and slightly itchy. That led to a little bit of scratching which caused some redness.
I thought it could be the season change and the fact that I reduced my water intake without realizing it. I generally struggle to drink water, (you might have the some issue) and during fall and winter months that struggle becomes even harder.
Therefore, I decided to take some action.
Step1: I increased my water intake and I monitor it so I won’t lose track of it. Check out why water is important for hair growth.
Step2: I thought since my hair needs changed, I should also change my shampoo to a more moisturizing one. I am using this shampoo for dry scalp by Apivita.
Step3: I applied a homemade hydrating, soothing and cooling mask with cucumber for hair growth and dry scalp.
Pre-poo Hair Treatment: cucumber for hair growth,
red, flaky, dry scalp & sensitive hair roots
(for about 200ml of hair mask)
- 1 small cucumber (13cm/ 5in)
- 5-6 tbsp yogurt
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Cut the cucumber in small pieces.
- Mix all the ingredients in a blender until it gets creamy.
- Use it before washing your hair as a pre-poo treatment on dry hair.
- Spread the mixture on the scalp with an applicator (or dip your fingertips in a bowl).
- Massage the scalp gently for 5- 10 minutes.
- Wait for about 20-30 minutes.
- Shampoo as usual to remove it.
Benefits of cucumber
for hair growth
Relieves the itchy scalp.
Hydrates the hair roots.
Protects from hair breakage.
Cools the burning skin.
Calms skin redness.
Helps against flakes & eczema.
Cucumber has so many health benefits, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that you should eat them too. Some of the most important cucumber vitamins are K, B5, C, B1, Biotin (B7) and minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, copper, manganese, magnesium.
Tip: If you don’t like eating them, make a nice and cooling cucumber juice and drink it to reap all the benefits! Also you can put slices of cucumber into your water.
Notes on cucumber mask for hair growth and dry scalp
- I didn’t peel the cucumber, because I wanted to retain most of its vitamins in the mixture.
Therefore, I had to use a sieve (tea strainer) to leave out the small green pieces of the cucumber’s peel.
- Then I took an empty handwash bottle and a kitchen funnel and poured the mixture inside. If you want to skip these steps, just peel the cucumber before mixing it with all the ingredients in the blender.
- The mixture was applied easily on the scalp, but I found it a little bit difficult to apply it on my hair lengths. So I focused on my issue, which was to cool my scalp and hydrate my dry hair roots.
- It was washed off very easy and quickly. No trouble at all!
- Don’t use very hot water to rinse, because it dehydrates the hair and scalp.
- You can use it every time you feel your scalp dry or irritated.
This cucumber hair mask was very cooling and it soothed my scalp.
I can tell you that my scalp felt an instant relief!
Do you know the famous Greek tzatziki? The smell of this hair mask will remind you of that dip… but without garlic’s strong scent 🙂 . I was very pleased with the cooling effect and soothing results on my scalp and hair roots. Without a doubt, I’ll use it again!
Have you ever used cucumber for hair growth? How it felt? Did you like it? Share your experience, I would love to read all about it!
To You With Love.
I was literally just saying to my husband that my scalp is so dry at the moment, so this is perfect, I’m definitely going to make it!
Plus I don’t drink enough water too so I guess I should up that!
Thanks for the post!
Thank you Sarah for sharing your thoughts. Yes, drinking water helps a lot too! And when you try this mask, please let me know if your scalp likes it! 🙂
excellent advice, I have a terrible dry scalp and am going to try this today. Thanks for the advice.
Thank you Faith! It’s very easy to make so go for it! 🙂 After using it I felt my scalp smooth and hydrated, so I would love to have your feedback too!
Great post! I will try this very soon!
Thanks Sonia! Please let me know how it worked for you.
Always looking for projects like this, will definitely try this!
If you do try it, I would love it if you could take the time to give me a feedback! Thanks for stopping by!
I’m sceptic about cucumber being able to help your hair grow, but I’ve seen other natural remedies work, so I gotta say, let’s try it!
Hi Sidney! Depends on how you see it and what your hair needs are. But there is nothing weird to be sceptic about it. 🙂 If you keep your scalp and hair roots healthy then your hair will definitely grow healthy too! And this pre-poo mask helps if you have dry scalp by giving some hydration. I was very pleased with it and I shared it because I thought it could help others too. If you have dry scalp, you could try it and let me know. I would love to read your experience!
I don’t really suffer with dry scalp my hair grows so quickly it’s actually kind of annoying because means regular haircuts and colouring, but I love hair masks for inbetween dyes to keep it healthy. Will try this just to see how it makes my hair feel 🙂 thanks for sharing
You’re lucky because hair dyes are usually drying the scalp! Yep, this mask is so natural, healthy, light and refreshing that you can use it anytime! 😉
Can’t wait to try this! Thank you for sharing!
I’m very happy you like it! If you use it, I would love to have your feedback
This looks lovely! I love homemade hair products and the cucumber seems so cooling and nice!
Yes it is!!
Didn’t know cucumbers help for that!
I’m so glad I provided something new for you! 🙂 🙂
Cool! I should try it!! Do you have tips for fine hair to make it more voluminous and less greasy only with natural products??
Thanks for your question Margot! I’ve written a 3-part post about fine hair in which I believe you will find interesting info. This is the 1st part http://tohairwithlove.com/all-the-things-you-can-do-for-your-fine-hair-part-1/ and you can find some good ideas and tips about washing & conditioning fine hair. You’ll find 2 natural pre-shampoo treatments and shampoo suggestions on the market which have natural ingredients, you could check them out and tell me what you think. I’ve tested the natural pre-shampoo treatment with olive oil and orange (it’s the second recipe in here http://tohairwithlove.com/best-treatment-using-olive-oil-for-hair-growth/ and my hair became super voluminous. If olive oil is too heavy for your hair, mix it with a lighter one like coconut oil or almond oil. If you do read the 3-part post about fine hair, I would love to have your feedback! Thanks!